MCCONKEY, James

MCCONKEY, James

Male 1844 - 1909  (64 years)

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  • Name MCCONKEY, James 
    Born 27 Sep 1844  Peach Bottom Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1850  Peach Bottom Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1860  Peach Bottom Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with the David E. Wiley family 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as a railroad ticket agent 
    • He was living at the Huff House Hotel.
    Census (desc) 1880  Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 87 Vine St. and working as a railroad superintendent 
    • His wife's brother, Albert Cadwallader, was boarding with them with his family.
    Occupation 1 Apr 1884 
    • He was appointed Superintendent of the New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk Railroad on Apr. 1, 1884. On March 1, 1885, he resigned as Superintendent of NYP&N.
    Widowed 30 Nov 1897 
    Census (desc) 1900  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    widowed, living at 4113 Ogden St. and working as a railroad clerk 
    Moved 21 Jun 1903  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA 
    Obituary
    • JAMES McCONKEY DEAD
      Died Very Suddenly at Harrisburg on Saturday Evening of Heart Failure
      HAD INTERESTS IN MILTON
      And Was Well Known Here - Funeral Takes Place at Philadelphia Tomorrow.

      The following from this morning's Harrisburg Patriot will be of interest to Milton people.

      The deceased was the brother-in-law of Albert Cadwallader and had a life interest in the Cadwallader property, corner of Front street and Broadway.

      After an illness that lasted but one day, James McConkey, special agent on the Philadelphia division of the Pennsylvania railroad, died Saturday evening shortly before ten o’clock at his home, 1709 North Second street. Death was due to heart failure. Although feeling ill, Mr. McConkey was at his offices in the Cumberland Valley building, Fourth and Chestnut streets, on Friday, but on Saturday he remained at home. He was aged sixty-five and is survived by his wife. Mr. McConkey was one of the best known rail men in Harrisburg, having resided here since June 21, 1903, when he was transferred from Philadelphia.

      He had been in the service of the Pennsylvania since a boy, having begun his railroad career as an office boy to the late Thomas Gucker, superintendent of the Philadelphia division, the division headquarters at that time being located in Philadelphia. For a number of years he was superintendent of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk division, being located at Cape Charles. Previous to this he was located in Williamsport, and after spending several years at Cape Charles his health began to fail and he returned to Philadelphia and took up the position as chief clerk in the Philadelphia division.
      For some time after he was transferred to Harrisburg he also served as chief clerk on the Philadelphia division, but shortly after was made special agent, with jurisdiction over all the agents between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. At the organization of the Philadelphia Division Agents’ Association in 1907 he was elected president, and served in that capacity ever since. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from his late residence, and the services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. George S. Chambers, pastor of the Pine Street Presbyterian church. At noon the body will be taken by Undertaker Ogelsby to Philadelphia for interment.
    Residence 1909  Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at 1709 N. Second St. 
    _UID 63A34E298389624DAE066366BFE23BB7485F 
    Died 27 Mar 1909  Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: at home of heart failure 
    Address:
    1709 N Second St. 
    • He was Superintendent of Agents of the Philadelphia Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
    Buried 30 Mar 1909  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    West Laurel Hill Cemetery 
    Person ID I290  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Father MCCONKEY, Henry F.,   b. 1816, Peach Bottom Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Peach Bottom Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother WILSON, Laura Louisa,   b. 1823, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CADWALLADER, Elizabeth Catharine Hammond,   b. 22 Feb 1844, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1897, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1875  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married by the Reverend James C. Watson.
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Death Certificate.

    2. [S1119] Census, Image 6.

    3. [S1119] Census, PA, Philadelphia, 24th Ward, Distict 569, sheet 8.

    4. [S1067] Milton Evening Standard, Milton PA.

    5. [S1090] Death Record.